Marissa Lingen (mrissa) wrote,
Marissa Lingen


Naming characters has snuck up on me again. I was Not Writing a bit of Zodiac House, and Tabitha said, "If you give me a speech about being grateful for any magic powers at all, I will kick you. I just want that known." And then I knew why her name was Tabitha -- of course that's why -- my brain is doing secret homage. Secret Ellen Raskin homage.

Sometimes it bugs me that I'm the last one to spot these things. Mostly it just amuses me, though.

I think noodling around with a fun children's novel is perfectly well within the spirit of International Bonbons and Movie Magazines Month. But then, so would something a bit more focused and directed. Hmmm. I need to have a long look at a list or two, and then we will see. In the meantime, Tabitha has not had to kick anybody in several thousand words, and that's something, at least.
Tags: zodiac house

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